Use a long right angle pick to take loose the ICP sensor connector. Pull it up and out of the way. Use a long extension, a 1 1/16th crowfoot, and a swivel to get the sensor loose. You'll need some long, nimble fingers to fish the sensor out. This is where you are thanking me for telling you to remove the rear intake manifold stud.
What was the main reason for you replacing this ICP sensor?
Great write up with pictures, what an effort with the work and taking the time to post the info. Great job.
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Awesome write up...like someone said in another post, I do believe you're going for internet technician of the year. If i was a judge, you'd have my vote, but it may be slightly biased because unless your camera distorts the picture, you've got some big ole fingers and I don't wanna see what the rest of ya looks like!
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The owner was complaining of an oil leak. I also noticed that the CEL was illuminated, and there was a code P2285 in memory - But the owner didn't say anything about that.
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">unless your camera distorts the picture, you've got some big ole fingers and I don't wanna see what the rest of ya looks like!</div></div>
Funny story about hand size. Yesterday I was taking the head bolts out of a 6.0L (see the serpentine belt thread) and I was using my "sho-nuff" impact gun. I'm holding the handle with my right hand, index finger along the body, middle finger on the trigger, and the other two on the handle. I'm stabilizing the gun with my left hand. There happened to be a little tear in my left glove that the exhaust from my impact gun was aimed at. I hit the trigger, and my left hand would inflate. Bolt comes out, off the trigger, and my hand deflates. Repeat 19 more times.
When I looked up, the service advisor was watching me with a bewildered look on his face....
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">ICP is in the valve cover </div></div> Right where it shuuda been from the beginning.JMO! Not to forget bunch other changes with later 04 VS job1 03. Anyhow, that's where mine is.
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: FMTRVT</div><div class="ubbcode-body">How much time does that take Greg?
Or maybe I should ask Teamroper60 for the "I haven't done this a thousand times" estimate. </div></div>
It took about 3 hours for the swap on mine. However if you have the proper tools already, the total time is really more like an hour or so....... Removing the parts Greg said to is fairly easy and takes about 20 minutes or so. Putting them back is the same.
The majority of the time we spent was fooling with the stupid crowsfoot... Trying to fish that thing on was impossible for us. So, we stopped, regrouped, and took an inch and a sixteenth deep well socket and cut it down to the length of the sensor. Once we did that, the actual sensor change took maybe a minute or two...
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